T-Rex Bust - WIP

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by PredatrHuntr, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the process of getting this T-Rex bust (from Prop-Builder) ready for paint. It arrived in four pieces: head, tongue (both foam filled), and upper and lower jaw.

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    Size comparison to a Predator Bio Helmet:

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    First task: cut the lower jaw off with a dremel and then remove all the foam from the head. The saw was inserted in the Rex's jugular for dramatic purposes, and then used to remove the majority of the foam from the inside.

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    Test fitting the jaw with the teeth inserted:

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    I then used plumbers epoxy to set the lower jaw back onto the bust. It said it would set in 20 minutes, but I ended up holding the jaw in place for 2 hours while it hardened haha!

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    Then I used Apoxie Sculpt (love this stuff!) to fill in the gaps and create the membrane inside the mouth. As it dried, I textured the skin.

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    Now it's ready for another coat of primer and then paint!

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  2. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great!
     
  3. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Very good, but painting the inside of the mouth looks like it will be a pain now.
     
  4. AGxM

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    Wow - that looks fab! Love the texture on the mouth membrane
     
  5. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Painting inside the mouth will be a challenge, but that's ok. I wanted to get it all together 1st and then paint it last.
     
  6. Bubbaman

    Bubbaman Active Member

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    Great work !!! I hope that you won't have to much trouble to paint the inside now.
     
  7. keysersoze30

    keysersoze30 Well-Known Member

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    looking good, can't wait to see it finished
     
  8. wrcromu

    wrcromu Active Member

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    Seen it on the Lair and it's really a beautiful piece. I'm not worried about the painting of the mouth, everything PredatrHuntr touch become gold !!!
     
  9. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you have more faith in me than I do lol!!! Yes putting the lower jaw on without painting it was dumb, but dammit I had to see what it looked like and couldn't wait! Glad I did cause looking at this guy now makes the hair on my neck stand on end...love it!
     
  10. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    maybe this thread will push me to put mine together
     
  11. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ditto :lol

    Thanks for putting up step by step photos. Been meaning to tackle this bad boy for a while but am always put off by thinking about having to cut off the lower jaw and what a disaster it could turn out to be. You're giving me confidence. :thumbsup
     
  12. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    The best tool to cut the jaw off is this bad boy:

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    The hard part is getting the jaw back on ;)
     
  13. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Sanded and trimmed the Apoxie to blend with the skin/jaw. Primed and ready for paint:

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  14. digisloth

    digisloth New Member

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    That looks amazing man, congrats on the piece....can't wait to see it finished and all painted up.
     
  15. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    All finished:

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  16. welshwarrior123

    welshwarrior123 Well-Known Member

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    um....wow:eek

    That is going to be one fine piece to have in a display. I love the red coloring on the neck and the shading. Fantastic work.
     
  17. DVDVampire

    DVDVampire Well-Known Member

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    Did this piece originate from the SWS moulds?

    I know I've seen it posted a few times.
     
  18. wrcromu

    wrcromu Active Member

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    WOW !!! :confused
    As i said, i was sure a few days ago it will become a masterpiece... The future talked for me !!
    Jason you really have talented skills for paint !!! Each time i see your "workbench thread" on the lair, i'm astonished !!
    Keep the good job mate, your work is very inspiring for me ... :thumbsup
     
  19. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the kind words! I wish I could have used glass eyes to make it more realistic, but I just didn't have the budget for it. Hopefully I can get my hands on a nice wooden plaque and mount this bad boy on the wall ;)
     
  20. ComedicHistory

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    Hehehe...cool.
     
  21. jclayman99

    jclayman99 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow really nice work. Keep it up
     
  22. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! It's always fun to have people think that the same stuff I find cool is also cool to them! I wish I could meet with other like-minded people who were into props as much as I am...
     
  23. davidJurassic

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    Looks really screen accurate to the first film. We see her most on the road attack scene, so the glossiness really works there. Well done - a marvelous job
     
  24. Boogeyman13

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    Very nice work!
     
  25. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    David - I didn't think it was screen accurate at all...I'm flattered you think so!

    I originally saw this from the SWS and fell in love with the blending and pattern on the top:

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    After starting mine I realized that the bumps that are all over the bust would look soooo much better drybrushed. And it worked because they stand out more. I was going for a ferocious monster who was as intimidating as the Honey Badger....and we all know the HoneyBadger just doesn't give a *!

    Plus he clearly doesnt care about dental cleaning...;)
     
  26. PredatrHuntr

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    DONE! I managed to hang it from the wall without worrying about it falling off and swallowing someone whole haha! The logo was glued to yellow foam and then glued to the plaque. I cut a hole in the roof of the mouth, ran picture frame wire through it and then out the back of the plaque:

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    One room very heavily influenced by Stan Winston's creations:

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    Yes there's a spot missing on the Bio wall - the P2 is currently stripped of paint, primed and ready for a repaint. Thanks for looking guys and gals!
     
  27. wrcromu

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    This room is going to be a museum !!!! Very great job so far, you can be proud of a collection like this one.
     

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